We have posted this in several places, but want to make sure that those who have registered after November 10 at 5 pm have this information:
Please be aware that those who registered, or will register, after 5 pm on November 15 are not guaranteed this year’s commemorative shirt. This year’s commemorative shirts will be given out at packet pickup on Wednesday, November 22 from 11 - 5:30 at Bill's Bike and Run in Snake River Landing. The shirts will be distributed on a first come first choice basis among those who registered after 5 pm on November 15. In addition, sponsor contributions to race packets were set at original projections. Race packets with ALL the sponsor contributions will be distributed on the same first come first choice basis. If there are any of the additional shirts and complete race bags remaining at the end of packet pick up, we will bring them with us Thanksgiving morning. ALL PARTICIPANTS will get a shirt, bib, and bag. ALL PARTICIPANTS will be eligible for the prizes at the event and receive the finisher prizes designated.
HINT: be early to packet pickup
Each year we include this notification on our registration but only the very last to register may have been affected. We regret that this year more of you will be impacted but we are so very grateful for your support of the Community Food Basket and the less fortunate in our region.

Guaranteed shirts will only be held until 8:15 Thanksgiving morning.


To register online:



Race to Feed the Hungry
benefitting the 
Idaho Falls Community Food Bank
Sponsored by

When the idea for this race was presented to local runners and businesses, many estimated that between 50 and 75 participants would come out and run on Thanksgiving Day. Indeed, just two days prior to the race, 78 persons had registered. Early on Thanksgiving morning 2005 we came out and marked the course, set out the hot chocolate, and put up our registration table. Then runners and walkers of all shapes and sizes started to arrive. The registration line grew and grew. On that 18 degree autumn morning, over 200 people came out in support of this wonderful community event, and a community tradition was born.

The 2006,7,8,9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14,15 and 2016 Race to Feed the Hungry events were the largest holiday benefit races of thier kind in the eastern side of the state of Idaho, and generated thousands of dollars for the Idaho Falls Community Food Bank each year. 2016 was amazing year.

This year we are preparing for over 2,500 runners, joggers, and walkers to join us in Freeman Park on Thanksgiving Day. Some will complete the walk, others will jog in the 5K race, and some will fly like the wind in the 10K race. Fast or slow, all will be part of something special.

As in the past we are encouraging families by offering a special "Family" registration rate.  We will also continue to sign-up groups and organizations of 12 or more, registering them as teams with the option to select a unique shirt color for their participants.

Teams MUST have a minimum of eight registrations no later than 4 pm on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 to be processed.  Teams must have your registrations complete, shirt color selection made and ALL shirt sizes confirmed no later than 4 pm on Saturday, November 04, 2017.



EARLY Registration ENDS Saturday, October 10, at 5 pm
Please note that there will be race week registration beginning Thursday, November 17, however there will be an additional $5 fee for late registration for individuals and $15 fee for late registrations for families. We cannot gaurantee the  commemorative shirt for those who register after Thursday, November 15.
For more information call the Gobbler Line at:

(801) 574-5916.   You'd think after 10 years in Idaho Gray would get a 208 number ...... 

Happy Holidays!!

Event schedule and times

Deadline for individual registration: Wednesday, November 22

NOTE:  Only those who register by Thursday, November 15th are guaranteed a commemorative event shirt. Late registrations may receive a shirt. As this is a benefit event we are unable to issue REFUNDS.

Please note that EVERYONE will then get a SHORT SLEEVE shirt.



Team and Individual Packet Pickup

Wednesday, November 22


 930 Pier View Drive

 Idaho Falls

 11 to 5:30 p.m.




Event (Race Day Registration)

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24

7A.M. to 8A.M. 


Freeman Park

8:00 a.m. Walker/Runner Arrival 

8:20 Activities;  Prize giveaways, Costume Contest, Warm-up, National Anthem

9:00 Race Starts


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We invite everyone to make the Race to Feed the Hungry a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Bring all your family and friends for a brisk walk, jog, or run in PERSONAL BEST Performance’s 12th annual running of the Thanksgiving Day Race to Feed the Hungry.




For more information email us at or,

for immediate assistance call Gray on the Gobbler Line at:

(801) 574-5916.

Happy Holidays!!



We reserve the priviledge to modify, change, or alter the event activites and courses if weather, and or courses conditions, may not be adequately safe or conduscive to the planned activities.  Any change would be for the welfare and saftey of those participating in the event!


Monarch Healthcare

2016 Premier Sponsor 

We are proud to work with the radio stations of Rich Broadcasting to grow this event.




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